Obituaries

Gus B. Vallas

Gus B. Vallas, 60, passed away on Saturday, July, 22, 2017, at his residence in Carroll, Iowa. 

He was a military veteran and will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. Friday Aug. 4 at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Newton. 

Patsy Iona May

Patsy Iona Futch May, 77, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 28, 2017, at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home.  

She was preceded in death by her parents Jakie and Jewel Futch of Conehatta.  

Howard McGee

Services for Mr. Howard Doyle McGee were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with burial in the Union City Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Mayes, Dr. Jon Martin and Jay Cassel  officiated.

Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 at Milling Funeral Home of Union.

Willie James Kidd

Funeral services for Willie James Kidd will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19 at Jerusalem MB Church. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 18. Services are under the direction of Dunlap & Thames Funeral Home, Newton.

Gene Loper

Gene Loper, 83, died Friday, July 14, 2017, at his home in Decatur  surrounded by his family. He was born April 27, 1934.

Melinda Farmer Cooksey

Melinda Farmer Cooksey was born in Scott County on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 1964, to her parents, Coyier and Dolly Vance Farmer. She passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian at the age of 53.

Margie Weems

Margie Blackwell Weems, 88, of Lawrence, died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Bedford Care Center in Newton. She was born Saturday, Nov. 24, 1928, in Lake.

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